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    • Models demonstrate fur coats from the 1968-1969 collection near the St Isaac Cathedral in Leningrad, October 1968
    • A model demonstrates a coat from the 1968 autumn-winter collection at the Moscow House of Fashion, August 1967
    • A model demonstrates a dress made of artificial silk, a wool coat and a felt hat - all from the 1964 autumn collection.
    • A woman holds a bunch of autumn leaves, 1970
    • A model demonstrates an autumn outfit, 1965
    • A model demonstrates a wool costume from the spring-autumn collection, 1965
    • A model wears a coat with a fur collar and a fur hat, 1965
    • A model demonstrates an outfit for autumn countryside walks, 1966
    • A model demonstrates a business-style costume from the 1964 autumn-winter collection
    • A model demonstrates an outfit from the 1966 autumn collection against the backdrop of the Kremlin Embankment in Moscow, 1966
    • Models on the catwalk during the demonstration of the 1971 autumn-winter collection, July 1970
    • Participants of the International Fashion Congress in Moscow demonstrate autumn outfits from the 1964 collection
    • Models demonstrate sheepskin coats from the 1968 autumn-winter collection
    • A model demonstrates a jacket and a shawl from the 1965 autumn collection
    • A model wears a costume from the 1965 autumn-winter collection
    • A model demonstrates leather shoes made at the Paris Commune factory in Moscow, 1972
    • A model demonstrates a coat and a fur hat from the autumn-winter collection of 1965
    • A model demonstrates a red fox fur coat, 1967
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    Models demonstrate fur coats from the 1968-1969 collection near the St Isaac Cathedral in Leningrad, October 1968

    As September comes to an end, we should start preparing for long cold evenings. Warm and cosy clothes are essential at this time so it could be useful to hunt for some sources of inspiration before we start our autumn shopping.

    The clothes we wear to a great extent depend on the climate in which we live. 

    In Russia, people have to accept that winters can be very long and cold. In Soviet times, before global warming had injected an element of uncertainty into the weather, fur coats and hats were on the list of closet essentials for everyone. 

    Check out Sputnik's gallery for a journey into the world of Soviet fashion of the 1960s and 1970s.

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    fur, coat, women, outfit, fashion, Soviet Union
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